Musings

The right colour

The right flavour

The right stone from the beach

The right Barbie for Christmas

The right best girlfriend

The right lunch box

The right spelling

The right running shoes

The right way to do that dance

The right shampoo

The right top to go with the Levis

The right way to inhale

The right technique to French-kiss

The right thing to say when he asks you to do it

The right way to act when he talks dirty

The right way to find the right one

The right time to have a child

The right type of guy to depend on

The right time to quit smoking

The right way to hold the baby’s head while he’s nursing

The right time to move his bassinet into his own room

The right time to go back to work

The right kind of child care

The right balance of guilt and relief at being back to work

The right time to give him his first cookie

The right way to avoid hitting him when he screams for an hour on the floor

The right elementary, middle and high schools

The right way to deal with math anxiety (his and yours)

The right time to push, the right time to step back

The right number of dollars to spend on brand name clothing and tech toys

The right time to separate and divorce

The right time to change jobs

The right number of months to stew in your sad juices

The right time to bubble back up to the surface

The right time to cry your last tears over the endings

The right questions to ask now

The right life to live for the next 10 years,

And any years after that

The right legacy to leave

The right words of wisdom to write

The right way to fly off into the sunset

The right company for the trip.

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